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— Toni Preckwinkle was a high school history teacher before she embarked on a new career, winning a seat on the Chicago City Council in 1991. During 19 years on the council, she sponsored living wage and affordable housing ordinances. In 2010, she...
After a four-hour hearing filled with heated questions and tearful testimony, an expanded mobile food ordinance two years in the making was approved Thursday by the Chicago City Council's License and Consumer Protection Committee. And while some...
If all goes as planned, sometime in August food trucks with on-board preparation will be rolling in Chicago's streets. The ordinance expected to reach the Chicago City Council at its next meeting — July 25 — was introduced by Mayor Rahm...
Tribune reporterThe Chicago City Council today approved a measure to expand food truck offerings following weeks of controversy about various provisions in the new rules. Aldermen voted 45-1 to approve the ordinance, with Ald. John Arena, 45th, the sole "no" vote....
WGN NewsThe Chicago City Council overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal passed 43-3, allowing Chicago police to issue pot-possession tickets as soon as July. The move makes...
Tribune reporterThe Chicago City Council overwhelmingly voted today to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal passed 44-3, allowing Chicago police to issue pot-possession tickets starting Aug. 4. The move makes...
The Chicago City Council doesn't always act with wisdom and frugality, but it did so today in voting to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Treating it as a crime wastes money, diverts police from truly scary activity and brands many...
As Chicago heads into summer, a bumper crop of fruit and vegetable stands is ready to sprout on street corners all over the city. And, finally, they will be legal. On Wednesday the City Council unanimously approved an amended ordinance to issue an...
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Before Charlie Trotter revealed he had quit serving foie gras and suggested eating the liver of fellow Chicago chef Rick Tramonto, before Ald. Joe Moore proposed that the city ban the sale of the fat livers of force-fed ducks, before the City Council...
BoystownThe Roscoe View Journal reports:
A new proposed map for Chicago City Council wards was submitted to City Council by the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) yesterday, as the debate over how to readjust ward lines to 2010 Census dat...
Clout StPosted by John Byrne at 12:01 a.m. The Chicago City Council today is scheduled to take confirmation votes on several of new Mayor Rahm Emanuel's appointments, including Garry McCarthy as police superintendent. Among the other appointments aldermen will...
All it took for former state Rep. Robert Molaro to nearly double his public pension was spending one month as an aide to Ald. Ed Burke, the powerful chairman of the Chicago City Council's Finance Committee. Among Molaro's duties: Write a 19-page white...
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